Re: Jose Reyes to the Marlins
posted at 12/5/2011 8:29 AM EST
In Response to Re: Jose Reyes to the Marlins
[QUOTE]hanley aint comin back to beantown, no chance. trade for andrew bailey should be priority number one, followed by a trade for either garza or gio gonzalez. This team needs pitching more than anything. buchholz cannot be relied on. he should be the number 4 starter. the sox should then bid at least as much as they bid for dice k on yu darvish. then trade for someone like carlos quentin to play right field.
Posted by redsoxpride34[/QUOTE]
What do the Sox have to give up for Bailey?
Let me put it this way - Bailiey is bascially the same pitcher as Bard. What Sox prospects would you accept in a trade for Daniel Bard? Do not mention Reddick, Lowrie and Anderson., at least not together. Maybe one as a throw-iin piece.
And if the Sox can barely afford Bailey - Gonzalez or Garza, both of whom should cost a ton, are out of the pitcutre. Esopecially if you are one of those "AL East is Too Tough"
kind of guys. gonzalez had a 5.32ERA vs AL East teams last year.
The smarter trade move might be to go after Matt Thornton, who is more of a salary dump by the White Sox. The Sox could get him without throwing out names bigger than Luis Exposito.
And if you insist on an Oakland pitcher, I suggest Josh Outman. He's 27 and hasn't pitched much in MLB due to various injuries, but he is actually a prety good pitcher, but is completely lost in the Oakland depth chart. The Sox might be able to pry him away from Oakland for as little as Lars Anderson. (I only suggest Anderson because Oakland has shown they will take him in low profile deals, such as Rich Harden.)